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Celebrating Marie Roberte Laurent: Empowering Women Through Soap Making

Oct 6 2023

Assignment Overview Marie’s assignment, our 247th in Senegal, occurred from July 2, 2019 to July 19, 2019. Partnered with the National Agency Of The House Of Tools (ANAMO) and the Tools House Of Mekhe, the primary objective was to train women from various villages on soap-making using agricultural products. The initiative was about crafting soap […]

Organic Farming in Nigeria: Training the Heartbeat of African Agriculture

Oct 6 2023

One name stands out in this transformative narrative–Extension Africa (EXAF). This vibrant private agribusiness is rewriting the rules on how farming advisory services are delivered to farmers. Today, they have taken on a new mission, and with the help of Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer Mark Otto, they are pioneering the path to sustainable and organic farming. […]

Jolene Warnke-Roszel: A Legacy of Dedication and Expertise in Pesticide Safety Training [NIG440]

Sep 6 2023

In an interconnected world, ensuring the safety of our food becomes paramount. One of the most concerning issues is the presence of pesticide residues in our daily consumption. This journey began with a keen observation by a Winrock International Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer in 2017 and is evolving into a robust program designed to safeguard our […]

Empowering Change: A Week with AFESE in Guinea [GUI289]

Aug 22 2023

In the University Abdoulaye Barry meeting room at Kipé in Conakry, surrounded by eager faces, a sense of anticipation filled the air. It was June 30, 2023, the commencement of a transformative week in Guinea. At the helm of this mission was Dr. Sandra Ross, an Expert in International Development and a long-term volunteer for […]

Digital Revolution in Agriculture: A Lagos State Story [NIG483]

Aug 11 2023

In the heart of Lagos State, a new chapter in agricultural development is being written, and its protagonist? Data. In our digital age, it’s clear: mastering data is not just an added skill but a necessity. Moreover, who better understands this than the Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority (LSADA)? With an aim to modernize farming […]

Green Empowerment: How FUMA-HG and Winrock International Revitalize Guinea’s Horticulture and Champion Inclusion

Aug 9 2023

The story of the Federation of Horticulture Union in Upper Guinea Kankan (FUMA-HG) and its impact on empowering individuals, including those with disabilities, through horticulture is truly inspiring. It highlights the importance of sustainable agricultural practices and the transformative effect they can have on communities, particularly in regions facing economic challenges.     The success of […]

Two Expert Educators, One Mission: Elevating Nigeria’s Pedagogical Prowess [NIG499]

Aug 7 2023

In the sprawling green campus of the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCFMT) in Nigeria, a unique educational alliance blossomed, marking a pivotal moment in the academic journey of many. At the heart of this collaboration were two distinguished figures: Dr. Jessica Briskin and Dr. Tutaleni I. Asino. Their quest? To boost the […]

Empowering Women through Innovation: The Haldi Potti Journey in Agriculture and Economic Growth [SEN331]

Aug 4 2023

Winrock International has completed yet another robust and empowering project in conjunction with the women’s collective of Haldi Potti! This initiative was actualized through the synergistic collaboration of Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer Program and the assiduous volunteer efforts of Mr. Stephen Wood. Haldi Potti represents an industrious women’s assembly encompassing 155 members who constitute the nucleus […]

Enhancing Local Capacities in Guinea through Soap and Lotion Fabrication Techniques [GUI288]

Jul 25 2023

Through the effective facilitation of Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer Program, a critical initiative in the field of community development, Volunteer Assignment #288, centered on disseminating soap and lotion production techniques, was successfully concluded in Guinea. The program, which took place from July 16, 2023, to July 31, 2023, was characterized by a synergistic effort of in-country […]

Transforming Agriculture Into Artisanal Craftsmanship: The Farmer-to-Farmer Project in Senegal [SEN343]

Jul 12 2023

The world of agriculture is vast and diverse, embracing not just the cultivation of crops but also the numerous creative ways in which these resources can be utilized. Recently, a unique Farmer-to-Farmer project carried out under the aegis of Winrock International has illustrated this eloquently. In this remarkable initiative, our committed volunteers, Mrs. Ndeye Fatou […]
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